The VMware Validated Design for SDDC is a blueprint for the private cloud that results in an SDDC that is consistent, thoroughly documented, extensively tested from end-to-end, and continuously validated to incorporate new releases of software components. VMware vRealize Automation provides the Service Catalog and self-service portal for the Software-Defined Data Center. In this video, we will review the deployment and configuration of vRealize Automation based on this comprehensive SDDC architecture. Learn more about VMware Validated Designs at www.vmware.com/go/vvd or follow updates on Twitter @VMwareSDDC.
There seems to be great confusion in the market around VMware & OpenStack. The reality is that VMware can actually provide a DefCore compliant OpenStack based IaaS solution in addition to the popular vRealize Suite. Choosing between these two IaaS solutions from VMware fundamentally comes down to the required consumption model presented to the end consumer of the private cloud. Do you want more advanced functionality such as governance, policy, and other features found in a Cloud Management Platform, or do you want to offer an ungoverned playground like OpenStack which would provide a similar experience to that of a public cloud. VMware’s options for IaaS are explained in this lightboard which discusses the differences between vRealize Automation & VMware Integrated OpenStack.